Ichifusa Dam within Kuma Prefectural Park is the second most popular place for cherry blossoms in Kumamoto. Approximately 10,000 blossoms were planted along the shores of the lake and you could enjoy the view while driving. During the cherry blossom season there are a number of special events, with food stands at Ichifusa Damukoenchi and people enjoying a picnic. It can be chilly at this time, so keep yourself warm when you get there. Dropping in at a hot spring on the way back home would be a great idea. The best way to get to Ichifusa Dam is by car, it takes approximately 90 minutes from Kumamoto City. Of course it is possible to get here by public transport, with a train to Yatsuhiro and then a taxi, but a hired car would be cheaper and provide more opportunities to drop by at one of the farms or cafes on the way.
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Born & grew up in Kumamoto, Yui studied and worked in Osaka before immigrating to Australia. She lived in Adelaide and Sydney prior to moving to Brisbane. Her passion is reporting on the great things of Kumamoto and Japan to everyone around the world in a serious, interesting and funny way. Her favorite travel writer is Makoto Shina. 熊本生まれ、熊本育ち、大阪に学び職務経験を積み、オーストラリアに移住。アデレード、シドニーを経て、ブリズベン在住。熊本、また日本のすばらしいところを国内、海外にまじめに、面白、おかしく発信したいと思っています。好きなトラベルライターは椎名誠。